Traveling Stories Brings Literacy to the San Diego Community

Peter Soto | Jun 21, 2017

StaxUP Storage is committed to empowering the communities in which we serve. We believe literacy is the foundation of a civil society, which is why we are proud to partner with San Diego-based nonprofit Traveling Stories.

children learning to read

Children learn to read at a Traveling Stories tent event.

Traveling Stories’ mission is to outsmart poverty one story at a time by creating an engaging, social experience that encourages children to develop a lifelong love of reading before the 4th grade

“More often than not, because of our locations, we’re engaging a lot with low income communities and refugee communities which are more heavily impacted by the achievement gap,” said Chase Manar-Spears, marketing liaison for Traveling Stories. “The 4th grade is a really important milestone, because before the fourth grade you are learning how to read and after the 4th grade you’re reading everything to understand what it is, so developing literacy by that point is important.”

This organization strengthens our community by giving low income children from all backgrounds the tools and encouragement necessary to develop literacy in a safe, fun environment. America is a melting pot of cultures and many of the children served by Traveling Stories are learning English as a second language.

a girl and boy reading

A young girl and boy practice reading at a Traveling Stories tent event.

If you would like to provide weekly read support for a child in a low income area, visit www.travelingstories.org and see how you can change a child’s life for $40/month.

Traveling Stories started as an international organization of world libraries and was founded by Emily Moberly. Since its inception, Traveling Stories has grown to include 8 story tents in 5 cities in North America including 4 in San Diego alone.

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